Our Behaviour and Relationships
Our Behaviour and Relationships Leads, welcome you...
A warm welcome to the Behaviour and Relationships page! We are the academy leads on Behaviour and Relationships across the whole academy. Our names are Mr Burden, and I am based at the Oxley Park campus, and Miss Newnham, and I am based at the Shenley Wood campus.
Our vision relies on the school being able to establish a whole-school culture that promotes our values, 6Cs and our FAB 5 Habits. These can be viewed on their separate web pages under the 'About Us' tab. However, you can view a summary of these at the bottom of this page, along with the language we use with the children to access and understand these.
Having a learning culture where we are respectful and kind to each other across two campuses is key to our lovely environment here at Oxley Park Academy. We pride ourselves in the culture we have created and we believe it is due to traditional standards and high expectations with a very clear and visual strategy to support everyone following our values.
If you ever have any questions, please make contact with your child’s class teacher in the first instance who will help you where possible. If you need further assistance, please contact your child's Head of Year. If you then need further clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are based on both campuses where appointments can be made through the Academy Admin Centre.
Understanding Our 5 Stages...
Our 5 Stage Behaviour System for Years 2 to 6 follows 5 very clear stages. These are visualised below and are displayed in all areas of our academy so children can see them and access the easily. They are designed as a real positive approach to staying on Stage 1 and following our Academy Values!
Stage 1: This is the one you want to be on! When on Stage 1 every child will have numerous opportunities for celebration and reward. These are regularly shared on a fortnightly basis as a whole school on FAB-U-LOUS Friday!
Stage 2: We recognise now and again we all need a reminder! Stage 2 gives everyone that chance. This may be a quiet word in the ear or if needs be, a Warning card. Usually, once we have this we get right back to Stage 1!
Stage 3: Sometimes we struggle to make the right choice. Stage 3 gives you the chance to have 'Time Out' from the situation. This time can be used to reflect and think about the right choices so we are back to Stage 1 again!
Stage 4: Focus Cards are introduced to help re-focus children back to Stage 1. These are a great visual for children and the adults of seeing where and when we keep making the wrong choice. From this we can set some targets and help support the journey back to Stage 1! Parents are informed at this stage.
Stage 5: This is our final stage before we introduce other support services. Targets are set and a ‘Focus Book’ is sent between home and school communicating progress. If this is not successful, the Inclusion and Intervention team may be involved.
Understanding Our 3 Stages
Our 3 Stage Behaviour Policy for Nursery to Year 1 follows 3 very clear stages. This is our stepping stone for children to move to the 5 Stages during Year 1. It follows the same philosophy as the 5 but reduced to just 3 Stages.
Happy Bear: This is the one you want to be on! When on 'Happy Bear' every child will have numerous opportunities for celebration and reward. These are regularly shared on a fortnightly basis as a whole school on FAB-U-LOUS Friday!
Grizzly Bear: We recognise now and again we all need a reminder! 'Grizzly Bear' gives everyone that chance. This may be a quiet word in the ear or if needs be, a Warning card. Usually, once we have this we get right back to 'Happy Bear'!
Grumpy Bear: Sometimes we struggle to make the right choice. 'Grumpy Bear' gives you the chance to have 'Time Out' from the situation. This time can be used to reflect and think about the right choices so we are back to 'Happy Bear' again!
Our culture promoting positive relationships
Here is a summary of our vision, values, habits and promise that all promote the positive relationships you see across our academy. The 3/5 Stages above all support children in a positive way to uphold and be part of this wonderful culture we are extremely proud of.
Our Vision is what we want to 'see', is the language we use to explain this to our children. When we walk into each area we can see the vision everywhere we look.
Our Values are what we 'hold' inside us, is the language we use to explain to our children. Please see the Values page for further explanations on each value. Holding these values make sure our vision can be seen.
Our Habits are our 'actions' we do without thinking, is the language we use to explain to our children. They become good habits. Having these good habits ensure we hold our Values inside us. This, in turn, makes sure our vision can be seen.
Our Promise - brings together our vision, values, and habits and shows how they all link together to make our school such a happy place. Our children took part in writing the promise and sign it every year.
Rewarding our Oxley Parkers
We want our children to feel valued, inspired and excited. Our culture is full of positive language and praise but also we offer a wide range of physical rewards. These are celebrated through our FAB-U-Lous Friday strategy. Further details on all these exciting rewards can be viewed on their own web page under the 'Our School' tab.
Pupils behave well. They are proud of their school and show high levels of respect, both towards each other and to staff. (Ofsted)
My children enjoy attending each day. They find the work challenging and interesting. They really like the teaching staff and feel supported and have grown in confidence.
Working at Oxley is so special and unique. Everyone is so kind, well-being is at the forefront and our community are a delight. I love my job! (Teacher)
The school missions and values make my son want to be a part of the Academy and try his best. I feel proud that my sons are at Oxley Park and the Nursery and I feel that the changes being made are really positive!
The children are oozing with so much more ‘zest’ since the start of this year, which makes us as parents happier and excited about their future at OPA.
My children love the school! My eldest was quiet, didn’t want to learn, didn’t enjoy school. Now he is settled, has friends and has started to show improvements. My daughter loves her teachers and is extremely enthusiastic.